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August 2017

New Assessment Predicts Fracture Risk for Patients in Long-term Care

BOSTON – Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research have developed and validated a new assessment to predict the risk of falls in long-term care patients. The study on the assessment titled “Fracture Risk Assessment in Long-term Care (FRAiL)” was published today in the Journal of Gerontology Medical Science.

Thoracic Kyphosis in those over 50 may not be a predictor of physical decline.

BOSTON –- A recently published study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that using CT scans to evaluate early signs of hyperkyphosis (extreme forward curvature of the upper spine) in people over age 50 does not help to identify those at risk of subsequent physical function decline.